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  • STEM collaboration key at Quinebaug Middle College

    Paul Pelletier and Mary Kay Knox were getting ready for opening day at Quinebaug Middle College on Aug. 15. Pelletier is the coordinator of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at QMC and Knox is the STEM instructional coach. Their academic and...
  • Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite potential risks and limited benefits, many Americans are still screened for cancers toward the end of their lives, according to a new study. Up to half of older people in the U.S. received cancer screenings even...
  • Heather Tamsin takes over reins at Eastford Elementary School

    Eastford Elementary School has a new principal. Heather Tamsin took over the reins on July 1 when Linda Loretz retired from that position. Tamsin brings with her a 15-year teaching background working with middle school students in Mansfield. She recently...
  • UConn Bomb Threat Deemed 'Not Credible'

    UConn Bomb Threat Deemed 'Not Credible'
    STORRS – A bomb threat was called into the University of Connecticut's admissions building Monday morning, but the university investigated and cleared the threat in less than an hour.  University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said that the call was...
  • Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER

     Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER
    Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently. Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
  • Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

    Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network
    Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in...
  • UConn, Yale Bring Hammer Down Over Hazing, Assaults

    Though it hasn't always been clear, there are standards of behavior for college students, at least at the University of Connecticut and Yale. Both schools made that clear with recent and welcome actions. UConn officials this past week suspended a...
  • Jackson Laboratories Brings Opportunities To High School, College Students

    Farmington High School is one of the first schools in Connecticut to partner with Jackson Laboratories to develop a science curriculum that includes introducing students to using genetics to treat disease. "We want to introduce high school teachers...
  • UConn Med Students Make Cross-Country Trek For Leukemia

    FARMINGTON — Two University of Connecticut medical students returned to Farmington recently after a 54-day, 3,900-mile cross-country trek to raise money for leukemia research. Town resident Jonathan Kobles and Greg Kirby of Madison took part in the...
  • Welch leaves Illing as Beth Hayes becomes interim principal

    Within a little more than two weeks time, David Welch resigned from his position as principal at Illing Middle School and Manchester High assistant principal Beth Hayes was appointed to interim principal of the school. Welch, who has become principal of...
  • New principal Jill Krieger is one of several changes for Manchester High

    Manchester High School begins a new school year with new principal Jill Krieger. On July 7 she began her duties and took the place of Matthew Geary, who is now the Superintendent of Schools in Manchester. "Mrs. Krieger is a strong instructional leader...